no password for IPC$

Simon Oosthoek simon at
Mon Dec 22 09:42:22 GMT 1997


For some reason, our samba server (now running 1.9.18alpha13) is not
publicly browseable (windows (95/96/98) clients ask for a password for IPC$.

I have a user pcguest defined (with a * entry as a password) and it is set
as the guest account in the smb.conf file. testparm gives the following for
the IPC$ "share":
        comment = IPC Service (Samba 1.9.18alpha13 Server)
        path = /tmp
        status = No

and in the global section of the smb.conf file I've put "public = yes".
I have set the server to encrypted passwords, but that should not matter
for public shares, right?

what am I doing wrong?



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